Worth posting before the weekend:
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) September 26, 2017
== What does this even mean?
A Photoshop display of 10 people, including the Sparks’ Candace Parker, linking arms with people under the headline “A National Divided, Sports United.”
SI executive editor Stephen Cannella said in an SI.com video post that the point is to capture both the “news of the weekend” and the “enduring message of what we saw. … What we saw in various ways … is the way the sports world is coming together, and the sports world is acknowledging they’re not perfect.”
Why no Colin Kaepernick, who started this whole thing and now gets lost in almost what looks like an over-reactionary opportunistic moment for those who decided to react to the President Trump remarks rather than be involved in what sparked Kaepernick’s original protest?
“In some ways, even though his picture’s not there, Kaepernick is there. I think we all know that. Colin Kaepernick — for lack of a better word — is looming over everything that happened this past weekend and looms over many issues in society right now,” wrote Cannella. “What we were trying to capture with this cover was the way new voices emerged this weekend and the way this … protest movement has evolved even beyond Colin Kaepernick.”
Beyond, or sidetracked?
— Tom Hoffarth (@tomhoffarth) September 26, 2017
It’s perverse to link arms with the very people denying Colin Kaepernick employment in the name of “equality” https://t.co/LV1xs6R9bS
— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) September 26, 2017
== Jemele Hill goes much deeper than a Tweet to explain on TheUndefeated.com about where she was coming from with those Trump tweets last week.
== From the New York Times: “Reading Something in the N.F.L. Ratings? You’re Probably Wrong”
== DirecTV is apparently allowing some customers to cancel “NFL Sunday Ticket” and “RedZone” channel subscriptions and get refunds, changing their usual policy, if they appear to be doing so because of the national anthem protests, the Wall Street Journal reports. As if the cost alone isn’t prohibitive enough to make one want to just unplug it after a few week trial. Continue reading “Sports media notes version 09.27.17: A cover-up job” »